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Neymar singles out Lucas as Sao Paulo danger man

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Neymar singles out Lucas as Sao Paulo danger man

Santos star Neymar is looking forward to clashing with international teammate Lucas Moura when his side takes on Sao Paulo in the Paulista championship.

A 2-0 win over Mogi Mirim at the weekend booked Santos' place in the semifinals of the state competition, where the club will meet the Tricolor who went through thanks to a 4-1 demolition of Bragantino.

Luis Fabiano was on target for two goals, but a yellow card means that the striker will miss Sunday's meeting with Muricy Ramalho's Paulistao holders.

Speaking on Monday morning, Neymar recognized that life would be easier without the former Sevilla man, but added that Lucas was a real danger to Santos' hopes of winning a third straight title.

"We need to pay close attention to Luis Fabiano, who is a great scorer and also to Lucas, a very talented superstar," the striker explained to Globoesporte, momentarily forgetting the former's suspension before correcting himself.

"Luis Fabiano will in fact not be able to play but he will be replaced, and if we let him Lucas will kill the game off."

Lucas and Neymar are no strangers to each other. The pair were the stars of the South American Under-20 Championship for Brazil in 2011, scoring four and nine goals respectively to lead the Selecao to a winners medal.

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